Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy

Monday, October 15, 2018
Resource Type:
Book | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
General STEM | History/policy/law
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, University College London, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Imperial College London, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Citizen science, the active participation of the public in scientific research projects, is a rapidly expanding field in open science and open innovation. It provides an integrated model of public knowledge production and engagement with science. As a growing worldwide phenomenon, it is invigorated by evolving new technologies that connect people easily and effectively with the scientific community. Catalysed by citizens’ wishes to be actively involved in scientific processes, as a result of recent societal trends, it also offers contributions to the rise in tertiary education. In addition, citizen science provides a valuable tool for citizens to play a more active role in sustainable development.

Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discusses progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.


Team Members

Susanne HeckerSusanne HeckerEditor
Muki HaklayMuki HaklayEditor
Anne BowserAnne BowserEditor
Zen MakuchZen MakuchEditor
Johannes VogelJohannes VogelEditor
Aletta BonnAletta BonnEditor

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